Auction 149, Lot 567

"Maiorica", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Majorca

Period: 1586 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.7 x 4.1 inches
14.5 x 10.4 cm

This graphic little map is one of the earliest separate maps of Majorca, first issued in 1572. The island is depicted with its major cities and is surrounded with a variety of fantastic sea monsters and adorned with a decorative title cartouche. A compass rose orients the map with southeast at top. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on a full sheet (8.2 x 11.6") of Italian text.

References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 57-59.

Condition: A

There is some scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/21/2014